It is hard to believe that if the global container crisis wasn’t enough to contend with, now buyers are being laden with skyrocketing air freight rates due to the unprecedented demand and limited supply. In the last week alone, rates have jumped 10%, with higher percentages expected on lanes originating from China and Europe.
Today business and trade is a global affair. The competitive field has expanded and more and more companies seek out business relationships that will give them an edge over their competitors. Supply chain relationships can make or break your business.
It’s not a worldwide container shortage that is causing ocean rates to increase. It’s the uneven distribution of containers. There are enough containers, just not in the places where they are needed.
Have you heard? There are big changes for commercial goods being exported from Canada! Since June 30, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) eliminated the paper option or B13A for submitting your export declarations. Now exporters can only submit electronically using the following two options: The Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) and The G7 Electronic Data Interchange Export Reporting. Unsure of which is the right method for you? The CBSA recommends that you use the CERS.
During the months of March through June, some jurisdictions will reduce speed limits and legal axle weights to protect our road structures. The commercial carrier must comply with these restrictions to avoid penalty and or the cost of having to reduce axle weight.
There are several different trailer types used for hauling freight of all kinds, from produce to giant cranes. It is crucial for shippers to understand the weight and dimensions of their shipment to ensure they are loading a trailer correctly and adhering to the local weight and length restrictions.
In recent weeks we have learned of the transportation challenges the COVID-19 vaccine will present, with the temperature requirements being only one of them. With the sheer massiveness of the project, many are wondering if the cold-chain will be affected.
Come September 30th, 2020, the system in which you report is being replaced by the Canada Export Reporting System (CERS). Keep reading to learn more about this change.
Last week we sat with our Freight Operations Manager to shift focus onto our freight clients who have also been facing challenging times. Here is Part 2 of that Q&A interview with Alex.
Today, we’d like to draw the focus onto our freight division with Operations Manager, Alex.